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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Tofu mash
« on: March 27, 2012, 02:51:28 PM »
Would rice paper qualify as an adjunct?

You bet!  :)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lagering quality question
« on: March 27, 2012, 12:15:03 PM »
But if the beer is fermented out, how could there be continued fermentation activity?  And FWIW, I use 2206 frequently and I don't remember ever having it throw diacetyl.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: When is too late to top off?
« on: March 27, 2012, 12:05:13 PM »
Really? I collect a small sample in a big metal spoon, cool it down by blowing on it and take a reading after about 30 seconds on the glass. works great for me but will give you crazy results if you don't cool first.

Yep, tried that method, as well as taking a sample with a pipette.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: When is too late to top off?
« on: March 27, 2012, 11:28:43 AM »
Put 8 0z. in a metal cocktail shaker and put it in a bowl of ice water.  Swirl it around.  In a minute or so, it will be in the 60s and you can take an accurate reading.

Hooray! All the tips I have taken from Denny it's comforting to see he took one from me!  ;D

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes....;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: When is too late to top off?
« on: March 27, 2012, 11:27:41 AM »
before I got my refractometer I used a steel cocktail shaker immersed in ice water to cool the sample. Took about 2 minutes and I always checked with 10-15 min left in the boil and just called it close enough. That also left me with enough time to make any necessary changes. I love my refractometer though.

Exactly what I do.  I wish I could get an accurate reading with my refractometer, but I've given up on it.

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The Pub / Re: Don't forget to vote!
« on: March 27, 2012, 11:26:50 AM »

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: When is too late to top off?
« on: March 27, 2012, 10:56:31 AM »
How accurate do you think it'd be to use the temp correction tool in beersmith to measure gravity on the wort during the boil? Or should I cool the sample down before measuring? I usually don't check the gravity until it's chilled and in the fermentor.

I've been told that temp correction tables aren't very accurate over 90F.  I always cool my samples before taking a reading.  Put 8 0z. in a metal cocktail shaker and put it in a bowl of ice water.  Swirl it around.  In a minute or so, it will be in the 60s and you can take an accurate reading.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Suggestion
« on: March 27, 2012, 09:49:19 AM »
That's a great idea, but I'm not sure if it's possible, either.  I'll ask around.

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My standard hop schedule for an AIPA is FWH, 60, flameout and dry hop.  And I agree that an all Citra beer might be a bit too much...but that's based solely on my own tastes.

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The Pub / Re: Don't forget to vote!
« on: March 27, 2012, 09:43:38 AM »
Well hopefully WE'LL be celebrating in week or two.  ;)

I hope so, man.  I'd love to serve another term and you'd be a great addition to the GC.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Tofu mash
« on: March 27, 2012, 09:41:36 AM »
Although I may hand out hop joints at club night.
No smoking!
Its for mini-dry-hopping.
Now Denny's going to tell us that Zig Zags don't affect dry hopping!

 ;D

At our club meeting last night, I was demonstrating how to roll.  Those kids didn't have a clue!  ;)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lagering quality question
« on: March 27, 2012, 09:40:17 AM »
Germans don't do diacetyl rests. If the beer was fermented properly, a diacetyl rest is not always necessary. Also, I wouldn't think the yeast would become active just to clean up diacetly. That should only happen if fermentation is not complete.

To all of the above...yep!

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Beer Recipes / Re: critique number 2
« on: March 27, 2012, 09:17:48 AM »
Thanks for the feedback.  Would it be too sweet or just off setting with the receipe as is.

Gregg

If the hops you intend to use are average AA, I think it would be far too sweet.  If you want to use that amount of cara malts, you might consider increasing the hops to balance.  Or brew it as is, assess it, and make any changes you want to in the next batch.

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Beer Recipes / Re: critique my first all grain
« on: March 27, 2012, 09:07:14 AM »
WAY too much caramel malt, IMO.

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Beer Recipes / Re: critique number 2
« on: March 27, 2012, 09:06:31 AM »
With a lb. of caramalt, I'd cut back on the crystal.  Or vice versa.

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